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Zodiac sign of ARIES in a 15th century manuscript

The zodiac sign of ARIES is associated with the month of March and it is represented by the ram. In most of the standard iconographic compositions, there is only on animal shown, often standing facing left with the head upturned to the right. There are however cases when the animal is also presented facing right. The ram`s horns are prominently shown, and in order to distinguished it from zodiac sign of the Taurus, they are more curled. In some representations, the animal is presented in a landscape. In the modern horoscope, the zodiac sign of ARIES covers the period from about March 20 – April 19.


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Manuscript title: Codex Schürstab


Origin: Nürnberg (Germany)


Period: 15th century


Image source: Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. C 54, p. 18r – Codex Schürstab (

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Taken on February 25, 2011